This is my vegan version of a Yoruba classic: efo riro. This rich spinach stew is great with rice, pounded yam, eba and other starches. I like to make a large batch of this and keep in the fridge to last me the week.
Ingredients- 5 large bunches fresh spinach (roughly chopped)
- 3 red bell peppers
- 1 scotch bonnet pepper
- 1 medium sized onion
- 4 fresh tomatoes
- 4 tbsp palm oil
- 1 tsp iru (fermented locust beans)
- 2 vegetable stock cubes
- Salt to taste
Blend the peppers, tomatoes and onion in a food processor to form a smooth mixture.
Heat the oil in a pot and add the pepper mixture, disolve the stock cubes into the sauce and bring to a boil.
Add the chopped spinach and iru (fermented locust beans) after 10 minutes then turn the heat down. Season with salt. Simmer for 30 minutes and you're good to go.